History professor, author, and presidential historian Gil Troy will speak at two programs in the region Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Gannett Auditorium in Palamountain Hall at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs and at a community event on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m. at Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Both are free and open to the community. Troy will discuss his 2018 anthology, The Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland— Then, Now, and Tomorrow.
The Zionist activist is the author of 12 books including Moynihan’s Moment: America’s Fight Against Zionism as Racism, The History of American Presidential Elections 1789-2008, and Why I Am a Zionist. Troy, who was Harvard educated, has taught at McGill University, Canada since 1990. He writes a column for The Daily Beast, a news and opinion website, putting current events in historical perspective and also is a weekly contributor to the Jerusalem Post.
The Skidmore College program is sponsored by Skidmore, The Jacob Perlow Fund, Temple Sinai, the Saratoga Jewish Community and the Jewish Federation of NENY
The community program is sponsored by Congregation Beth Emeth and the Federation.
Shelly Shapiro, director of community relations for the Federation, 518-783-7800, ext., 235, can provide details.